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all of us here. for the. government protests in the ukrainian capital keeping the situation on edge but the main. building. but not budging the country's prime minister has accused the opposition of trying to stage a coup not just trying to lead peaceful protests. following developments. overnight. in the center of. quite a large. one and. all the way to the. opposite soule we are being told that there
are several hundred people that's what it looks like who are heading towards the country's parliament the rod garren is saying that they in turn have heard rumors that there could be a possible temps to essentially take over as the protesters have been taking over the government buildings and in fact that is the goal of the opposition they want to take full control of all the government buildings and all the government offices in the country's capital what is important to keep in mind however is that until now the focus has been largely on the country's capital whereas in fact the country as of now seems to be rather divided various regions of course in ukraine kerry different allegiances and this what this report is about the european union flags burning trash bins get it teenagers and the world revolution passed around like a football this is kiev but what about other parts of ukraine where people have a different opinion about what's good for the country and what isn't. how many
revolutions did we have in ukraine seven and did that bring us. together people and students and use them so unpleasant i don't even want to talk about it right now the opposition is trying to sell the drive for e.u. integration as the choice of all but recent polls show that there's an equal split between the pro european west of the country and the east and south which are historically much more pro russian people want to live like they do in europe it'll be must work like they do in europe you should not be school and work for the sake of being out on the street. in the e.u. we must meet certain criteria and that the moment we are simply not up to par to the european standards in the way we produce things. so far do you claim your leadership has shown no sign of giving in quite the opposite the president the parliament and the cabinet remain. firmly in place so perhaps the forecasts of an
impending doom could be premature it in the i t. and as arena mentioned the demands of the demonstrators in kiev not exactly shared by the people in the east of the country thousands of taken to the streets there to voice support for the or forty's and the decision to suspend the trade deal with the e.u. recent polls actually showing the the country is sharply divided on the issue more than seventy percent of those living in the west of ukraine favoring the deal with the e.u. while those same approach moods are shared by less than thirty percent in the east well earlier i discussed this and other issues affecting the events in ukraine with political analyst dmitri package. the majority of ukrainians want to retain good relations with russia and the problem is that no one has read almost no one has read crazy so-called agreement with the u.
because it is more than von thousand pages long and it is north accessible even on the internet dmitri there are some senior politicians that gave extra impetus to the protests by addressing the crowds in independence square i know it's very noisy where you are right now but let's have a quick listen to what they had to say. is this to tell you who are poor to europe and we will sue poor as you were over the years they still are the european union needs you and you need the european union and if you needed you would be with you you were never you there were no favors to me what so what's your take on this there are already some analysts that are saying that is direct interference in the country's internal affairs. well there is no doubt that this is direct interference you know when the form of polish prime minister got us off the team ski comes and speaks at the independence square i think this is direct you to fear in saying to the internal affairs of your screen imagine
a russian official coming to kiev and doing the same that will be a scandal i'm sure there will be a war such statements from bras so someday one from washing done so would have a clear double standard there. you know the european union of the united states that very sensitive about ukrainian independence and sovereignty when they need to protect it from russia. don't respect ukrainian independence and sovereignty over how when there is some e.u. or american influence and already comments from russia's president vladimir putin he says the current unrest in ukraine is far from spontaneous adding that it's no longer about the country's failed deal with the e.u. but rather an attempt at a power grab. number is really what's going on in kiev has little to do with ukraine's relations with the e.u. moreover it doesn't look like a revolution but a well planned action we can see well prepared and organized militant groups your
position is either not always in control of what's going on or it's a political shroud for extremist christians both the government and the opposition agree the violent riots were deliberately instigated but they differ on who's been behind them a prominent foreign affairs analyst a doctor shortage of which he says the authorities have nothing to gain from such tactics. we need the question. who gains and it is obvious that the government has nothing to gain by violence the government is actually hoping that it will gradually die down the only people who have a vested interest in provoking violence are the protesters themselves or to put it more precisely those who are behind the organized aspect of the protests because it would work wonders both in the western media and in the end of the cove
each segment of the ukrainian population who have the martyrs of the so-called peaceful protests who are being suddenly savaged by the police know that scenario simply does not sound convincing in my opinion the violence this being instigated is perhaps by the fringe elements of the protesters but certainly not by the government because they have nothing to gain by here on r.t. international we'll keep bringing you more updates from ukraine and expert opinion on the situation throughout the day plus you can always keep an eye on developments by logging on to our dot com that's where you'll find some of the most striking videos and photos from the protests. now in the united kingdom the editor of the guardian newspaper is due to appear before the house of commons over publishing edward snowden's revelations on global
surveillance the country's security services claim public access to the documents has eroded national security but investigative journalist tony gosling told us it's the secret service agency itself that should be facing the grilling what they're doing is they're informing the public on criminal activity by our own intelligence services g c h q particularly because other newspapers and people haven't been doing it over the last few years this is absolute rubbish i'm afraid when in front of the intelligence and security committee the bosses of m i five m i six and q were giving their evidence we hard we were asking them for evidence that there's been any kind of threat to national security and you know what they said oh we could tell you in secret this is no real evidence they don't have any evidence they've been caught out acting criminally and we've got no proper oversight whatsoever of our intelligence services right now our intelligence services even though they completely failed us on iraq in other ways have risen in power their
their budgets after the cold war doubling and it's absolutely ridiculous to see the . parliamentarian starting to interview the messenger. due to die and they're not going to succeed let's walk through this story now here on r t international the guardian made its first public revelations based on snowden's materials at the beginning of the summer it was soon off about in july the police knocked on the door demanding all the leaked data be handed over and what would become a common occurrence followed the paper was warned of legal action against it then in august david miranda one of the guardian's colonists was arrested accused of trying to bring in fresh material on the. q in a symbolic move the newspaper destroyed the computer hard drives which contain some of the secret data and now here we are waiting for the editor of the guardian to go
before the members of. what you with the live from moscow plenty more to come just a bit later in the program including. david cameron visits. from. the u.k. and china many of the richest chinese. restaurants say that the immigration. chinatown is making them feel. president accuses nato of applying pressure to allow international forces to. react to situation i have read the reports for. the new i will leave the state to comment on your. security because i'm going to talk you know.
if you are just joining us welcome to the program here on our international. human rights in tibet and tweeting in mandarin just some of david cameron's latest moves to win the good graces of the chinese now the british prime minister has been stressing at every turn that china is important and that its rise. not a threat but he's currently in beijing on the largest of a trade mission to the country to try and bolster a business back home in the u.k. chinese residents say they don't feel quite as welcome london's chinatown is frequently raided by the u.k. border agency. went to visit the district. according to the local association here in london's chinatown immigration officials would visit the eateries here once or twice a week but it wasn't for the food i did but that is just one of the restaurants raided by the u.k. border agency if you imagine you know. enjoying you know your meal with your
friends your family some uniformed people. we don't know so we know what's going on and on the one hand the staff will have to deal with a customer and they don't know what's happening in or near that they're being questioned by these guys who may not have a tent for them so in the u.k. border agency insists that any immigration checks that carries out looking for illegal workers are always intelligence led but businesses up and down the street say that legal procedure is one followed jury in the raids in fact some of them didn't result in any arrests whatsoever but the frequency and the reported heavy handedness over the immigration officials led to on precedented to action all of the businesses here shot down in protest against what they said was discrimination from the u.k. border agent same consensus just genuine frustration anger and the level of the
threat of anger and the level of. discontent below it. was reflected in the number of people who decided to try to close the business to support the action since the protests to take place community leaders have met with the u.k. border agency to discuss the way in which the raids were handled while david cameron visits beijing sweets in mandarin and promotes closer trade links between the u.k. and china many of the british chinese working in these shops and restaurants many of whom of work to fit generation. this say that the immigration clampdown in london is chinatown isn't making them feel very welcome polly boyd artsy london. well a slower than hoped for recovery from recession is one of the factors making britain court chinese money but another european country is quickly bouncing back from the crisis iceland has announced
a major mortgages right down scheme to speed up its growth even further ok to pillbug melba host of venture capital joining us live here to talk about it katie do tell us more about these recent plans to for once in the while actually helping homeowners and sort of helping the banks of even the really struggle those who can't pay their bills at the end of them are they really going to help those people are going to spend one and a quarter billion us dollars almost half of this will be in tax exemptions the other half in the mortgage pay downs for you a bit of relief for people as i say struggling to pay their bills now this is going to be able to help out one hundred thousand people that probably doesn't sound like a great deal but when you consider iceland's population is three hundred twenty thousand is the third of people that going to be able to perhaps have a bit of an easier christmas if they've got plenty of bills to pay as we know isis economy had a bad recession back in two thousand and eight whereas you know. some saying that it does seem that actually has come
a long way since two thousand indeed it is i mean if we go back we run the clock it was an absolute disaster was it i mean we like to say it was the first domino that fell in the whole financial crash and it really did have that domino effect because so many countries had assets in the country but the country the government they did they did step up to the mark and they made several attempts to reengage the economy they paid off consumer loans forgave some of the mortgages they burned bondholders instead of using taxpayers' money to pay off which is actually a lot of what europe did didn't it also put bankers responsible for the collapse in prison as. that's how they managed to weave night the economy somewhat if we if we go back to that time we've got to remember that foreign debt was six times higher than d.d.p. we had inflation at eighteen percent the biggest banks in the country failed so it really is quite a turnaround there is a long way to go and having said that i just want to mention that because the
government is trying to help out the people that the mortgage has because they're doing that the lights of the i.m.f. and the credit rating agencies are very happy to say you know it's not time to do that just yet so really in a way i said is putting the people before the banks i suppose i would say i mean that is exactly it here we have the i.m.f. and then the year across in brussels getting very upset because for once in history one might say officials are helping the people in helping and i want to mention as well i some payback the i.m.f. loans as well they still owe money but that was a first as well which is quite an achievement i dare say the officials in the reykjavik one in brussels to take their fingers out of the pot and you know i must say i think that's pretty unpleasant interesting isn't it the host of venture capital all these coty pilbeam thank you. thank you for joining us here in our international today the drama of the acid attack on the artistic director of
moscow's world famous bolshoi ballet is reaching its conclusion within a culture never has details. well last year the bolshoi theater reopened after three spectacular refurbishment but some of the shine has been taking on the theater by the scandal we should be of this is generate now judy is the un chair month long trial and the fate of the alleged mastermind will be decided meanwhile in the theater use trying hard to get the spotlight pointing back at what's happening on the stage rather than off it and now bill looking back at those opposite russian bally's history at last have a look at the final act in a case as dark as anything to grace the famous stage an acid attack that exposed to the world that russia stop theater in reality as a battle of filled where the struggle for glory when the curtain is full the all songs in the theatres artistic director sid gave fillin that almost made him blind
shocked the world leaving the question who was the mastermind behind it so give filling was returning home after an evening at the theater world gallo to this apartment building a man concealing his identity with a scarf called out phyllis name and right after that through some liquid in his face saying it was a greeting for him and their leader a court appearance filling describe the pain as unbearable and terrifying he was left suffering in agony and the snow right outside this building it was late at night and it took him some time to get help and more than twenty operations before he showed his face in public again from the start of officials and investigators who believe the assault had come from inside the bali community two months later the arrest of leading soloist bible dmitrichenko often in his career the villain playing average thing from von rothbart and schwann lake to yvonne the terrible he
was accused of planning the attack and other two man of the alleged. galloway driver and the alleged attacker himself were detained shortly after n. korea dmitrichenko admitted he did want to rough up felon but sad he did not in town for acid to be thrown into his face i organized the state of crime but not on the scale that it turned out. vanity rumors and scenery even violence the dark underbelly of the bolshoi placed and the spotlight whatever the verdict here it will take a while to restore the luster of this famous institution i do not question the arts he moscow. now a quick reminder of better r.t. dot com always has plenty more stories for you among them we tell you of the grave revelations about the preparations for the football world cup in cup that's how the international committee sounds the alarm over the conditions of migrant workers
saying the lives of four thousand are in danger if no changes and make. one purchasing something online read the small print think twice before posting any type of review particularly a negative one could now and you are have to find. an hour to afghanistan where the officials there have accused the u.s. so forcing it into an unfair contract with nato by cutting off fuel supplies to the country's security forces president karzai recently rejected washington's deal to let the alliance's troops stay after twenty fourteen and now says pressure is being applied to drag him back in lucy catherine off reporting now on why kabul refused to sign the deal in the first place. in a war getting out is often harder than going in and nowhere does that hold more true than in afghanistan president obama promised to withdraw combat forces by the end
of twenty fourteen afghans will have full responsibility for their security in this war will come to a responsible end but the two countries have been at odds over a deal that would keep some u.s. troops past that deadline washington wants the pact signed before the end of the year it's imperative that we conclude the bilateral security agreement as soon as possible but afghan president hamid karzai says not until the u.s. cleans up its act for us to the issue of. sovereignty and detentions and the continued presence of international forces and afghan villages and the very conduct of the war itself. the simmering tensions have erupted into a war of words on sunday karzai accuse the u.s. of deliberately withholding fuel supplies to pressure him into signing the deal the nato led force in afghanistan says that's simply not true and it's not the only
spat a u.s. drone strike last week killed a toddler and injured two women the top u.s. commander formally apologized but karzai wants a different apology one from president obama himself for harm done to afghan civilians during the war the u.s. response don't hold your breath there is not a need for the united states to apologize to afghanistan quite the contrary we have sacrificed and supported them in their democratic progress and in tackling the insurgency and al qaeda but the insurgency isn't over and in parts of of ghana stand residents are caught between hatred of international forces and fear of the taliban this man says he lost two sons in an errant nato attack that my children feel fear when they see a helicopter and run away to the rooms there is a lot of fear. but once the sun goes down another threat emerges be the one that's anyone at night to tell about the run there in the district government is just
their name but there is no real security. and afghan forces are still heavily dependent on the last. of the us troops stop helping us as there are a lot of threats against us in the region will be facing big problems. although afghan tribal leaders indorse the pact karzai says he won't sign until after the spring elections and that's only if washington meets his demands among them ending u.s. troop raids on afghan homes and agreeing to peace talks with the taliban if the deal is torpedoed that could mean no more u.s. soldiers but it could also jeopardize billions of dollars in aid leading some to accuse karzai of putting the country's security at risk in order to score political points at home lucy catherine of r t moscow and some other global headlines for you right now local t.v. reports saying of the opposition violence and the government has now agreed upon
a truce that's off the demonstrators were let into growth in the buildings they had surrounded with not to provoke further violence or destruction at least four people have died and dozens were injured as confrontations escalated over the weekend. alleged boko haram militants have attacked an air force base in nigeria at least twenty four gunmen in two guards of being killed during the battles but more casualties among personnel on the base expected. of imposed a twenty four hour curfew around the site and in nearby city the attack comes a week off of the nigerian military bombarded boko haram hideouts on the border with come over. to italy where heavy downpours and tornadoes of course severe flooding in central and southern italy two people killed so far roads and cars were submerged police said a train was de railed just two weeks ago a storm killed sixteen on the island of sicily. all right i'm back in half an hour's time with more news here on the international but coming your way next as
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